Holiday Film

Holiday Film juggles intimacy and distance with a gradual removal of the object on display. Seen from a distance, a woman strolls in a meadow; up close she appears narcissistically absorbed (...) Time and again a partly unbuttoned blouse reveals her breast, shot with a powerful telephoto lens. But the idyll is radically undermined when the woman suddenly looks directly into the camera. The film cuts instantaneously – the voyeur is discovered! ¬ This chain of events continually jumps back to the beginning and is repeated, but each time as a refilmed version of the preceding sequence. The resulting generational loss leads to perfect illegibility, till all that remains is abstract, flickering imagery. Erotic spectacle increasingly becomes a matter of memory. (Michael Palm)

Orig. Title
Urlaubsfilm
Year
1983
Country
Austria
Duration
9 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
Holiday Film (Image)
Credits
Director
Peter Tscherkassky
Production
Peter Tscherkassky
Available Formats
Super 8 (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
18 fps
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
2001
Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
2002
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Winterthur - Kurzfilmtage
Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival